Bethel University - Tennessee Rankings

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Ranking Category
#8230 of 14,131 In the World
#2133 of 2,597 In North America
#2040 of 2,496 In the United States
#48 of 56 In Tennessee

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Cumberland Presbyterian
Acceptance rate
Average SAT
Average ACT
Avg. cost to attend
$13,858 /y
Aid receiving
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Bethel University - Tennessee Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Bethel University - Tennessee has an acceptance rate of 89% and is among the 38% of the easiest universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 89% 87% 90%
Applicants 2,489 951 1,538
Admissions 2,210 825 1,385
Freshmen enrolled full time 382 165 217
Freshmen enrolled part time 74 18 56

1,160 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,728 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
8 or 2%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 928
or below

75% of them
had 1130
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Bethel University - Tennessee are 928-1130 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
133 or 29%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 16
or below

75% of them
had 22
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Bethel University - Tennessee are 16-22 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 2517 (54%)
Black or African American 1382 (30%)
Hispanic 218 (5%)
Two or more races 209 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 157 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 116 (2%)
Asian 61 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 11 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 8 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Bethel University - Tennessee is $13,858 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
Average aid awarded
Students receiving aid

Average costs by household income

<$30K $13,705
$30-48K $10,448
$48-75K $13,563
$75-110K $14,903
$110K+ $15,003

Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district $16,222$11,448
Tuition in-state $16,222$11,448
Tuition out-of-state $16,222$11,448
Fee in-district $1,260
Fee in-state $1,260
Fee out-of-state $1,260

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 937
Combined charge for room and board $9,368
Room charge $9,206
Meal charge $3,844

Bethel University - Tennessee majors

Bethel University - Tennessee has granted 411 bachelor's degrees across 29 programs and 162 master's across 4 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Bethel University - Tennessee.

Major Associate Bachelor Master
Organizational Leadership 144
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 30 103
Business & Commerce, General 45 84
Physician Assistant 48
General Studies 38
Business Administration and Management, General 32
Crisis & Emergency & Disaster Management 21
Education, General 16
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 16
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 14
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 8
Elementary Education and Teaching 8
Health and Wellness, General 8
Psychology, General 8
Accounting and Business & Management 7
Management Information Systems, General 6
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 6
Pre-Medicine & Pre-Medical Studies 5
Mathematics, General 4
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 4
Recording Arts Technology & Technician 4
Special Education and Teaching, General 4
Christian Studies 3
History, General 3
Sociology, General 3
Customer Service Management 2
English Language and Literature, General 2
Human Services, General 2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2
Music Teacher Education 2
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 2
Biology Teacher Education 1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 1
Environmental Biology 1
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 1
Grand Total 115 411 162

Bethel University - Tennessee has a graduation rate of 45%, which is among the 34% lowest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 45% 47% 43%
  • Full-time retention rate - 56%
  • Part-time retention rate - 27%

Notable alumni

  1. Charley Moran

    Charley Moran
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    1878-1949 (aged 71)
    American football coachplayer of American footballbaseball player

    Charles Barthell Moran, nicknamed "Uncle Charley", was an American sportsman who gained renown as both a catcher and umpire in Major League Baseball and as a collegiate and professional American football coach.

  2. Gin Cooley

    Gin Cooley

    Jennifer "Gin" Cooley is an American model, psychotherapist, composer and vocalist. Cooley has appeared in several popular music videos, including cameos for Casey James’ "Let's Don't Call it a Night" Rodney Atkins’ "Take a Back Road,"; Joe Nichols’ "Take It Off"; Jason Aldean's "Take a Little Ride" and landed the lead role for Lady Antebellum’s hit song "Wanted You More."

  3. Finis J. Garrett

    Finis J. Garrett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1875-1956 (aged 81)

    Finis James Garrett was a United States representative from Tennessee and a Chief Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals.

  4. Andrieus A. Jones

    Andrieus A. Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1862-1927 (aged 65)

    Andrieus Aristieus Jones was an American politician from New Mexico who represented the state in the United States Senate from 1917 until his death in 1927.

  5. Otis Wingo

    Otis Wingo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1877-1930 (aged 53)

    Otis Theodore Wingo was an American lawyer and politician who served as a U.S. representative from Arkansas's 4th congressional district from 1913 to 1930. He was the husband of his successor in office, Effiegene Wingo.

  6. William F. Slemons

    William F. Slemons
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1830-1918 (aged 88)

    William Ferguson Slemons was a U.S. Representative from Arkansas.

  7. Benjamin A. Enloe

    Benjamin A. Enloe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1848-1922 (aged 74)

    Benjamin Augustine Enloe was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 8th congressional district of Tennessee.

General info

Alternative names Bethel
Founded 1842
Colors purple, gold
Academic calendar August to April (August - December; January-April). Also summer session (June-July)
Total FTE staff 414
Carnegie classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and contacts

Address 325 Cherry Ave
McKenzie, Tennessee, 38201
United States
City population 6,000
Phone 7313524000

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